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21st August 2019
Reference:   9293
Placename:   Brisbane Water
Designation:   Arm
Status:   Assigned 19th March 1971
LGA:   Gosford
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 29 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 20 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 28 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 20 04
Topographic Map:   Gosford
1:100000 Map:   Gosford 9131
Parish:   Gosford
County:   Northumberland
Description:   A northern arm of Broken Bay which joins the bay at The Bar opposite Wagstaff Point. It extends for about 11km in a northerly direction and its width varies considerably to a maximum of 5km. Its almost landlocked waters are generally shallow, its irregular shoreline forms many bays and inlets and several islands stud its waters. A number of towns surround its shores including Gosford, Phegans Bay Woy Woy, Booker Bay, Ettalong Beach, Wagstaff, Kincumber, Davistown, Saratoga and Green Point.
Origin:   Named after Governor Brisbane. P8. (Information from Gosford and the Kendall County - Charles Swancott).
History:   Named in 1825 in honour of Sir Thomas Mcdougall Brisbane (1773-1860). Governor of NSW from 1821 to 1825. (Reed, 1969).
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